Which is the Ontology of Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

Authors

  • Jorge E. Horvath Universidade de Sào Paulo USP - IAG Astronomy

Keywords:

Ontology, Quanta, Cosmology

Abstract

We adopt in this work the idea that the building blocks of the visible Universe belong to a class of the irreducible representations of the Poincare group of transformations (the "things") endowed with classificatory quantum numbers ("the properties"). After a discussion of this fundamentality, the question of the nature of both "dark” components of the Universe which are deemed necessary, but have not been observed, is analyzed within this context. We broadly discuss the ontology of dark matter/dark energy in relation to the irreducible representations of the Poincare group + quantum numbers, pointing out some cases in which the candidates can be associated to them, and others for which a reclassification of both the dark and visible (ordinary) components would be needed.

Author Biography

Jorge E. Horvath, Universidade de Sào Paulo USP - IAG Astronomy

Departamento de Astronomia

Professor

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Published

30-07-2021

How to Cite

Horvath, J. E. (2021). Which is the Ontology of Dark Matter and Dark Energy?. Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, 17(1), 326–344. Retrieved from http://www.cosmosandhistory.org/index.php/journal/article/view/876